Stephen Irungu – Ag. Executive Director/Programmes Manager
Stephen Irungu is the Ag. Executive Director/ Programmes Manager at Ufadhili Trust. He has over 10 years experience in Agribusiness support, economic empowerment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/sustainability work. He is also the team leader for Ufadhili’s Responsible Business/CSR Work. He has worked on youth entrepreneurship building the capacities of the youths in business skills and also with farmer’s associations supporting business development in agribusiness. Previously, Irungu coordinated the Coffee Value Chain Projects that sought to enhance returns to small holder farmers as a business and eventually transforming them from growers to business entities through value addition. He holds a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship, Bachelors Degree in Agribusiness Management and is a master trainer in Value Chain Development.
Maina Wambugu – Programme Officer – Advocacy, Communication and Governance
Maina Wambugu coordinates Ufadhili‘s Advocacy, Communication and Governance Work. He has 10 years experience in advocacy, communication and governance work. He is working on a project that aims at enhancing the sustainability of horticultural sector in East and Southern Africa regions. He has also worked on different projects at Ufadhili Trust. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Communication from the University of Nairobi – Kenya. Maina also holds a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters Degrees in Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Nairobi.
Elizabeth Mutua – Programme Assistant / ICT Officer
Elizabeth Mutua is a Programme Assistant. She is supporting the implementation of a project that aims at enhancing the sustainability of horticultural sector in East and Southern Africa regions. Elizabeth also supports Ufadhili’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) work. She has six year’s experience as a support engineer and three years in project management work. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology (IT) from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya. She also holds a Diploma and Higher Diploma in Information Technology from the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. She has several certificates in community development work.
Evelyn Kemunto – Finance and Administration Officer
Evelyn Kemunto is in charge of Administration and Finance department. She has over 10 years experience in administration and finance work. Evelyn holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from the KCA University in Nairobi – Kenya. She also holds a diploma in Business Administration from Kisii University and a Certificate in Finance Management.
Peter Hihu – Accountant
Peter Hihu is an accountant with over eight years’ experience in finance, accounting and auditing. He has extensive experience in book keeping , bank reconciliation, data entry and auditing. He has worked for public , private and non-profit sectors in Kenya. Peter is a Certified Public Accountant , and he is registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).
Stephen Tenge – Office Assistant
Stephen Tenge has worked for Ufadhili Trust for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in administration and office support work. He has a certificate in Information Technology. In addition, he is a qualified and experienced driver. Tenge works with both administration and programme teams.